Why we are different for your career
We believe in talent
We believe that in the world there are a small minority of absolutely awesome people who have the imagination and skills to create extraordinary things. If that’s you, we want to work with you.
Flexible full-time & part-time work
We are building a global distributed organization based primarily on flexible full-time & part-time work. There are many people who for all sorts of reasons, including family, studies, ventures, or jobs, are looking for challenging and rewarding full-time & part-time work. We offer work opportunities to talented people who want flexibility.
Pay and rewards
In general, we have four main basic pay structures:
- By the hour
- By the piece (e.g. blog post, or artwork designs)
- Fixed price project
- Monthly retainer
We have expected pay levels for each structure, but will sometime take bids for hourly or fixed price work or run competitions, and will be flexible to attract the right people.
In addition to their basic pay, all established team members will share in a pool of 20% of profits generated by the project they work on, plus a share of a pool of 20% of profits from across all projects, paid quarterly. Participation in profit share will be calculated using a points system that recognizes team members’ contribution to each project.
We aim to pay very well where possible. However the people we want to work with are those who want to work with us. We seek to offer:
- Flexibility: We can usually offer a high degree of flexibility with amount and timing of work.
- Visibility: We aim to give full credit for work, and help contributors to gain global visibility for their expertise.
- Learning: We want to develop people’s skills by exposing them to new ideas and challenges.
Process for joining the team
The first step after assessing applications and portfolios is to invite candidates to do some brief tests as a preliminary assessment of capabilities.
We always begin by trialling people with paid small tasks or micro-projects. If those trials go well we give them larger projects or ongoing work for a period, during which time we will assess next steps for the relationship.
We have VERY high standards, so do not apply unless you thrive in a highly demanding environment. On accuracy and attention to detail, our basic standard is perfection. Anything that is visible to the public should meet world-class standards for professionalism.
Once we have a well-established working relationship we will look to collaboratively design roles and opportunities that best suit people’s talent and experience, and have the highest chance of generating good profit shares.
We sometimes run competitions. Because we want to attract the best to participate, we use competition structures that provide rewards to all quality contributors.
San Jose and global roles
We are primarily based in San Jose, California, USA, with a secondary base in Beijing, CHINA. For some roles we need people in central San Jose. Other roles can be done from anywhere globally.